September 4, 2018

National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2018


Monday – September 17th

Components of a Successful Postdoc (Future of Research) – Dr. Adriana Bankston
Time:9:00 am -10:20 am (Baked goods and coffee provided)
Venue: UPC Waite Phillips Hall, Room 207 at 3470 Trousdale Parkway

Applying the Science of High Performance to Academic Life – Dr. Glenn Fox
Time: 3:00pm -5:00pm (Food provided –please RSVP: email
Venue: UPC Leavey Library, Room 16 at 651 W 35th St


Tuesday – September 18th

Taco Tuesday with Individual Development Plan (IDP) Information Session
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (please RSVP: email
UPC University Club at 705 W 34th Street
HSC BCC lawn at 1425 San Pablo Street
CHLA Smith Research Tower, room 200 at 4546 W Sunset Blvd


Wednesday – September 19th

Postdoc Day Trip: USC Wrigley Institute, Catalina Island
Time: All day with your family members
(Ferry departure 7:30 am, returns 3:30 pm)
Venue: Southern California Marine Institute, 820 South Seaside Ave., Terminal Island, CA 9073
Sign up to confirm your place or email (space is limited; for password email

Panel Discussion on Academic Careers for Postdocs – Dr. Lindsey Schier and Dr. Allison Knoll
Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am (Breakfast served; please RSVP: email
Venue: CHLA- Saban Research Institute, room 402, 4661 W Sunset Blvd

Power Hour Workout
Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: UPC Physical Education Builiding, 3560 Watt Way (please RSVP: email

LA Metro Ride & Radio Station Tour of KPCC (LA’s NPR station) 
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet at UPC JEP House (801 W 34th St) (please RSVP: email


Thursday – September 20th

Applying for Research Funding: Getting Started with Networking Event – Janet Stoeckert
Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm (please RSVP: email
Venue: HSC- First-floor auditorium, Broad CIRM Center (BCC), 1425 San Pablo Street

Reception Time: 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm (Food and drink provided, all are welcome!)

Seminar on Science Communication – Dr. Levitt
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: CHLA- Saban Auditorium, 4661 W Sunset Blvd

Mingle with Support Dogs and Ice-cream Social
Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Venue: CHLA- Saban Courtyard, 4661 W Sunset Blvd


Friday – September 21st

Brunch and Wellness – Mindfulness & Nutrition Workshop – Dr. Marissa Marchioni
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am (Breakfast served – please RSVP: email
Venue: UPC- Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB), room 101 at 1002 Childs Way

Panel Discussion on Non-academic Career Paths – Dr. Amanda Elson and Dr. Hanke Heun-Johnson
Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am (Breakfast served; please RSVP: email
Venue: CHLA-  Saban Research Institute, room 302, 4661 W Sunset Blvd

King Tut Museum Tour Sign up to confirm your place or email (space is limited; for password email
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm with your family members
Venue: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037


Saturday – September 22nd 

Picnic and Hike – Cross Campus Event with USC, Caltech, and UCLA
Time: 4:00 pm on wards, Please RSVP at email
Venue: LA State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Eventbrite RSVP


USC NPAW 2018 is sponsored by the USC Postdoctoral Association (PDA) in collaboration with the Keck Postdoctoral Advisory Council (KPAC).